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9th Edition of International Conference on Dentistry
and Oral Health

September 02-04, 2024 | Madrid, Spain

September 02-04, 2024 | Madrid, Spain
ICDO 2017

David Gillam

David Gillam, Speaker at Dental Conferences
Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom
Title: Clinical management of Dentine Hypersensitivity: An Update


The aim of this presentation is to update clinicians on the issues and challenges associated with the clinical management of dentine hypersensitivity (DH) and to provide simple guidelines based on presenting clinical features that may help them successfully manage the condition in their day-to-day clinical practice. Details on the management of DH have been previously published in Dental Update which indicated that there was a need for such guidelines. The authors of these guidelines also suggested that, despite the various published clinical studies, there does not currently appear to be one ideal desensitizing agent that can be recommended for treating DH. A joint working relationship between the clinician and the patient in changing the patient’s behaviour is therefore essential if the condition is to be successfully treated. Clinical Relevance: Dentine hypersensitivity is a persistent and a troublesome clinical condition which at times is under diagnosed by clinicians who may struggle to resolve the problem to their patients’ satisfaction successfully. The recent UK Forum guidelines on the management of DH, based on the presenting features of the condition, provide practical recommendations, helping clinicians to manage this persistent problem correctly. The presentation may also be of benefit to scientists from both Academia and Industry who may be interested in the topic.


I graduated from Edinburgh Dental School in 1977 and have been involved in Dentistry over the last 40 years. I have worked in both clinical practice and in University Dental Hospitals as well as in Industry (1998-2001) initially with SmithKline Beecham and subsequently with Block Drug Company. From 2003 to 2008 I worked with a Clinical Research Organization and currently I am a Senior Clinical Lecturer in Periodontology at the Bart's and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry QMUL in London (2009-). My main interests are in the area of the Management of Dentine Hypersensitivity and I have published over 85 papers on a number of dental topics as well as contributing to several book chapters.